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NDLEA seizes over 153,256.876kg of illicit drugs

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested 663 suspected drug traffickers and users with a suspected fake police officer, soldier and a corps member for illicit drug possession.

They were arrested when NDLEA officers raided notorious drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and other parts of the country during which assorted illicit drugs weighing over 153, 256.876 kilograms.

Director Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in a statement in Lagos, says the notorious drug haven, Akala in Mushin area of the state was on Friday 15th October raided by a combined team of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 soldiers in a joint operation code named ”Operation Still Waters”.

No less that 27 suspects were arrested while various drugs such as Cocaine, Heroin, Tramadol, Rohypnol and Cannabis, with a cumulative weight of 2,463.876 Kg were seized. Babafemi stated.

Operatives also raided drug joints in Ojo and Maryland areas of the state where six persons were arrested and different quantities of drugs seized.

This followed another raid of Alhaji Lasisi street, Idioro, Mushin as well as Okota in Oshodi-Isolo area of the state during which 12 suspects were arrested and over 165kg of assorted illicit drugs recovered.

Some of the arrested drug traffickers in Lagos

In other raids across the country, Ogun, Benue, Ekiti states and Abuja, no fewer than 615 suspects were arrested and illicit drugs with a total weight of 3394.2031 kilograms recovered.

While commending officers and men of the Lagos state Command and their counterparts in Benue, FCT, Ogun, Ekiti and other parts of the country for their resilience and commitment to the war against illicit substances, Chairman NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them not to rest on their oars.

He called for continued collaboration between the Agency and other stakeholders especially the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare